Figure 1 Student using Mountbatten and cake board
Shannon, aged 10, accesses reading and writing by using Braille. As she is becoming a more confident and competent reader and writer, she has needed to evaluate her technology options to ensure that they are supporting her learning rather than holding her back.
Alison Prskawetz (BLENNZ Resource Teacher Vision) describes the process of finding a successful technology solution in collaboration with Shannon, her parents and whānau and Shannon’s wider education team. Continue Reading →
At 11 years old, Michael is a proficient braille user who has recently moved to intermediate school.
At primary, Michael had been using the Mountbatten brailler, but both he and his team felt he was ready to move onto a more sophisicated and mobile notetaker.
Isobel describes the process of selecting the “best fit” to meet Michael’s needs.
She also highlights the need for flexibility, resilience and humour in both the student and the teaching team, as they adjust to new ways of working. Continue Reading →